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“don't miss the crypt !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Duomo di Salerno

Duomo di Salerno
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Johnson City, New York
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“don't miss the crypt !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Magnificent, the crypt has the remains of St Matthew. There is the central altar with the statue of Michelangelo Naccherino and on the side an altar with remains of Salernitan martyrs with statues of the same Naccherino. If you are in Salerno, must see, entrance is free of charge.

Visited May 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

We'll Salerno, you did it....even back around 1050 or so everything had to be gold, gold and oh, more gold......now don't get me wrong, if you love gold it's beautiful . The downstairs is something I've never witnessed.....I have seen many many churches in Italy, this one takes the prize for overkill......
All of Italy could be fed forever on the amount of gold and inlaid......
I'm happy I got the chance to see such a spectacle.....
It's also a burial ground for saints and popes.......so much for vowels of poverty....

Visited May 2013
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“Tales of the Crypt”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

Wow, you have to go downstairs to the crypt. One of the most beautiful views in Italy. After, try if you need a glass of wine or espresso, there is a little restaurant across from the entrance. We ordered a glass of wine and (I assume, the co-owner) brought us a plate of little sandwiches and treats. Really nice of them.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful cathedral and crypt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

But don't you just hate it when you are not allowed to take photos and there aren't any postcards to buy

Visited May 2013
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“Very grand but no warmth - I prefer Il Duomo di Napoli”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

Everyone else seems to love this cathedral but it left me cold. If you are a historian or have a special interest in religious art etc., then it is probably a must see attraction. Yes, it's big and grand and there are some colourful tile decorations but I found little spiritual warmth and apart from a lonely priest waiting for someone to come to confession, the only people in there were tourists, snapping away with their camera phones - despite the notice that says no photography.. Compare this to the cathedral in Naples, where local people are busy around all the time, praying, tidying, meeting friends etc. The walls here are totally covered with colourful tiles. yes, they are chipped etc. but the atmosphere is wonderful. See it for yourself and make up your own mind.

Visited May 2013
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